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expire at the end of this month. >>> president obama is expected to host house republican leaders at the white house for a little lunch in what the administration says is an effort to improve cooperation across party lines. those attending include speaker john boehner, majority leader eric cantor and majority whip kevin mccarthy. mccarthy will be on "morning joe" later this morning, by the way. cantor will apparently head into today's meeting not pleased, let's put it that way, after the president's speech to the chamber of comments. said obama's remarks, this sort of quid pro quo, that if washington acts to whatever it is the president is proposing, whether it's reducing the corporate rates or whether it's passing trade bills, business owes it to the country to do x, y, z, i think, the government is missing its mark. >>> they'll have language to with hold funding now. they say they'll just withhold funding. cantor says i expect to see one way or the other the product coming out of the house to the speak to that and to preclude any funding to be used for that, talking about the he
it. >>> getting more republican reaction to the obama administration's handling of the egyptian crisis. speaker john boehner said the white house dealt with ton rest as best it could. >> egypt's been a strong ally 0 the united states for 30 years and this is clearly a very complex situation. but when people are crying out for freedom, when they're crying out for democracy, i think our country has a responsibility to listen. >> and do you think president obama did it efficiently, effectively? >> i think they have handled a difficult situation about as well as it could be handled. >> senator john mccain said the united states should have anticipated what happened in egypt. >> we should have seen this coming when the egyptian government failed to move forward with a process of demott riization. >> some of the harshest criticism of former governor of minnesota pawlenty hoping to run against president obama in 2012 slamming the administration for a quote nearly incoherent response. >> what should president obama have said to the protesters? what would you have done with the first ins
of suleiman. >>> back at home, president obama calling on business executives to, quote, get in the game and start investing the nearly $2 trillion sitting on their balance sheet. speaking to the chamber of commerce yesterday, obama admits he's had a sometimes contentious relationship with this lobbying group. >> it's good to be here today at the chamber of commerce. i'm here in the interest of being more neighborly. i strolled over from across the street. look, maybe if we -- if we had brought over a fruitcake when i first moved in, we would have gotten off to a better start. >> president defended the need for government regulation but promised to get rid of those that are a burden for businesses. >> over the last two years i've sought advice from many of you as you were grappling with the worst recession most of us have ever known. it's a recession that led to some very difficult decisions. for many of you, that meant restructuring. and branch closings and layoffs. that i know were very painful to make. for my administration it meant a series of emergency measures that i would not have
will continue to do that. >> the obama administration now has to walk a very delicate line in its approach to the turmoil in egypt. >> the united states, i think, cannot micromanage the process. what we have to do, however, is make clear that the process itself is important and arriving at a democratic solution the important, which is, in fact, inclusive democratic peaceful and rapid. >> amyself all the chaos in egypt, there are new reports this morning that the united states is sending warships, including one with at least 700 troops to the north african country. officials in washington have said that the move is mainly for the evacuation of american citizens in case the situation there deteriorates further. meanwhile, in an interview with fox news before last night's super bowl, president obama told bill o'reiley that egypt is a changed place after the demonstrations. >> egypt is not going to go back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom, they want free and fair elections, they want a representative government, they want a responsive government. we can say that the time is now
. that comes as u.s. officials say talks are under way between the obama administration and top egyptian officials about the possible, immediate resignation of mubarak. according to the officials, the white house has decided that mubarak must go now and be replaced by a transitional government. although there are a number of possible scenarios, the preferred option would be a coalition led by the country's newly appointed vice president omar suleiman, which would include military leaders in all elements of the opposition, including the muslim brotherhood. in a statement yesterday, the white house said vice president joe biden stressed to his egyptian counterpart that the egyptian government is responsible for ensuring that peaceful demonstrations don't lead to violence and intimidation. but in his first interview since the unrest began, mubarak remained defiant, telling abc news, "i am fed up. after 62 years in public life, i've had enough. i want to go, but if i resign today, there will be chaos. i told obama, you don't understand the egyptian culture and what would happen if i step dow
this is home to obama, oprah, michael jordan, as you know, the birthplace of one william russell geist. my home can be visited for only 25 bucks per visitor. the biggest name in town now, rahm emanuel, still on the ballot, opening up a big lead in the race to become the next city's mayor a wgn poll out shows emanuel just one percentage away in this pool from the 50 percentage points he would need to avoid a runoff on february 22nd. we'll get into that mayor's race later on. right now it's 4:30 a.m. in chicago. let's wake up together slowly. some help from the bar. shoot me an e-mail at waytooearly@msnbc.com or do what jake does, text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. more from chicago later in the show, first major overnight developments in egypt. thousands of anti-government protesters are packed into cairo's main square while others have gathered outside the city's presidential palace. the demonstrations come a day after a defiant president mubarak refused to step down despite widespread speculation yesterday that he would. to
. president obama also challenging mubarak to immediately begin a transfer of power in a brief statement last night, obama went on to praise those calling for democracy in egypt. >> it is not the role of any other country to determine egypt's leaders. only the egyptian people can do that. what is clear, what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, must be peaceful, and it must begin now. to the people of egypt, particularly the young people of egypt, i want to be clear -- we hear your voices. i have an unyielding belief that you will determine your own destiny. >> transition of power now was the key there from president obama. his remarks came hours after mubarak said he would not seek re-election this september, but also said he would not yield to growing demands that he resign now. saying in part my top priority and responsibility is to restore the security and stability of the nation to ensure the peaceful transition of power. the egyptian leader vowed not to flee the country saying he would die on egyptian soil. his offer did no
obama presented congress with his budget for fiscal year 2012, the focus in washington shifts this morning to more immediate spending needs. later today the house will open debate on legislation that would fund government activities through the rest of this fiscal year and cut more than 60 billion from current spending. as for the president's proposed $3.7 trillion plan, it lays out a path to cut the deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next decade. largest cuts come in mandatory spending including social programs, defense spending, discretionary spending and interest on debt. the president says his plan contains tough choices and fis commission concluded, the only way to truly tackle our deficit is to cut excessive spending wherever we find it, in domestic spending, defense spending, health care spending, and spending through tax breaks and loopholes. so what we've done here is make a down payment, but there's going to be more work that needs to be done and it will require democrats and republicans coming together to make it happen. >> the president says this is just th
. >>> next 30 minutes is your cram session for this thursday, february 24th. the obama administration's announcement it will no longer defend the federal law that bans the recognition of same-sex marriage. plus, carmelo anthony makes his debut at the garden. did his performance justify the price of scalpers for tickets? we'll show you the highlights. >>> but first, let's get to the news lye at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. libyan leader moammar gadhafi is reportedly losing his grip on power this morning as anti-government protesters gain control of a growing number of cities. right now the eastern portion of the country is all but broken away with gadhafi holed up in the capital tripoli. in a further sign of the faltering sign, there's report that is two air force pilots parachuted out of the war plane and let it crash rather than follow orders to bomb a city held by the opposition. meanwhile, international momentum is building to punish gadhafi's regime. breaking his silence on the crisis, president obama said his administration is studying a full range of options inclu
is praising walker and other republican governors for, quote, dare to go speak the truth. but president obama said yesterday the proposal seems to him more like an assault on unions. >> i would say as a why not proposition that everybody's got to make some adjustments to new fiscal realities. on the other hand, some of what i've heard coming out of wisconsin where you're just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally seems like more of an assault on unions. and i think it's very important for us to understand that public employees, they're our neighbors. they're our friends. they make a lot of sacrifice and make a big contribution and i think it's important not to vilify them or to suggest that somehow all these budget problems are due to public employees. >> school districts across wisconsin will close today in order to how staff to attend the rally in madison. such protests are spreading. ohio is likely to vote within weeks on a similar limit on public employee rights. and arizona, florida, iowa, michigan, new jersey, new mexico among the two dozen other states
to tarnish the iranian nation's brilliance. at his news conference yesterday president obama slammed iranian lead who are are now blaming the west for the uprising. >> i find it ironic you've got the iranian regime pretending to celebrate what happened in egypt when, in fact, they have acted in direct contrast to what happened in egypt by gunning down and beating people who are trying to express themselves peacefully in iran. >> for the first time the unrest has now spread to libya where hundreds of protesters have take tone the streets there today to demand the government's ouster. the rioting is rare for libya which has been tightly controlled by moammar gad hoff fi. protesters in buy rain are holding their ground today in an egypt style of landmark square, the third day of demonstrations in one of washington's most strategic allies in the gulf. >> at george washington university secretary of state hillary clinton responded for them not doing to more. >> while the rights we seek to protect and support are clear, the various ways these rights are violated are increasingly complex. there is
2012 candidate and former arkansas governor mike huckabee is admitting president obama may be tough to beat next year. >> i think all this talk that, oh, he's a one-term president, people tend to forget one time since 1968 has an incumbent president been taken out who ran for re-election and that was jim any carter in 1980. every other time a president may have taken himself out of the running but the idea he's an absolute one-term and easy to beat, this race is going to be like climbing a ladder pointing toward you because barack obama will start with a billion dollars. >> he made that appearance to promote his new book "a simple government" and called running for president a, quote, very grueling process and said that he would make a decision in the summer about whether to wage another bid for the republican nomination. >>> earlier yesterday, huckabee defended mississippi governor barbour of recent criticism he's been insensitive to issues of race and civil rights calling him, quote, a person of impeccable integrity with race. barbour made the rounds in iowa yesterday visiting the
it will appeal the ruling of a federal judge in florida declaring the obama administration health care overhaul inconstitutional. yesterday judge vincent shot down the plan writing -- because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable. the entire act must declared void. toward the end of his 78-page ruling the have idea the president's own promise from the 2008 campaign against him. then president obama supported a proposal which did not include a mandate. saying here's the concerns. if you haven't made it affordable, how are you going to enforce a mandate? if a mandate was a absolutely, we can try that, by mandating everybody to buy a house. in response to the ruling, which was a challenge by 26 of the 50 states in the union, the white house said this ruling is way out of the main stream of judicial opinion. we don't believe this kind of judicial activism will be upheld. we're it will be declared constitutional by the courts. >>> on capitol hill fell largely along party line. here's new york's democrat congressman anthony weiner. >> you can't be sure of anything on the law wi
. >> as the administration works with egypt leaders, a new york report says that saudi arabia's king warned president obama in a phone call last month not to humiliate mubarak publicly. >>> after meeting with president obama and vice president joe biden for lunch at the white house yesterday the top three republicans in the house are now saying they thing they can come together with the administration on spending, trade ├ždeals, and the economy. we shall see. they were vague about specifics, but john boehner says the nature of the meeting was promising. >> i think it's clear that the president wants to find common ground with us. there are areas we're going to disagree about, but i think all of us know there are some issues that we can work on together. and whether it's education, whether it's tax policy, whether it's trade or even cutting spending, i think we can find common ground and show the american people that we're able to work together. >> we did have a fairly robust conversation about the need for all of us to work together to send a signal that we're serious about cutting spending. we had agreem
had to have about obama's nobel peace prize? it's way too ely for this. good morning. i'm mike barnacle in for willie geist. i'm glad you're up with us this morning watching on msnbc or listening live on sirius/xm radio. shoot me an e-mail at way too early@msnbc.com and let you know why you're awake right now. or do what rummi does and text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. and we'll read the best intons responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this monday, february 21st. there's a lot going on today, including the latest on the four americans being held hostage by somali pirates. >>> plus, a shocker at the daytona 500, as a kid, i think he was 11 years old, stunned the sport's biggest names. full highlights from that race later in sports. first, let's get to the news live here at 5:00 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. large protests are expected to continue at the wisconsin state capital today against a bill that would slash collective bargaining rights for public employees. that's despite a call by union leaders urg
by mccain's good buddy, joe leberman who also expressed concern that the obama administration did not respond quickly enough in support of the opposition groups across the middle east. >> i understand why the administration hesitated at the beginning because of concern about american personnel at the embassy. frankly, i wish we had spoken out much more clearly and early against the gadhafi regime. the fact is now is the time for action not just statements. >> the senator spoke from cairo where they met with egyptian military government leaders. they added that egypt is heading in the right direction now and that the united states should feel good about having supported the egyptian military in the past. that's from mccain and lieberman. unrest sweeping throughout arab world. it now spread to oman where riot police clashed yesterday with demonstrators. the country's health minister says this morning that one person was killed as security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters. in bahrain, hundreds of anti-government protesters are blocking access to the country's pa
a republican-led effort to repeal president obama's hell care overhaul. yesterday split among party line. majority of senators did agree, over, to strip the law of an unpopular paperwork requirement for small businesses. the battle not over yet. a recent court ruling in florida that the law is unconstitutional will likely land in the supreme court. senate republicans say despite their loss yesterday, they've made their point and fulfilled a campaign promise to vote to repeal president obama's health care law. >>> still aheat on "way too early" we'll go back to cairo, a city that has desened again today into chaos. we'll have a live report from right there on the ground at the square where things are changing moment to moment. >>> plus, journalists targeted by the mobs. nbc's richard engel on getting the story out of egypt. [ male announcer ] montgomery and abigail haggins had a tree that bore the most rare and magical fruit, which provided for their every financial need. [ thunder rumbling ] [ thunder crashing ] and then, in one blinding blink of an eye, their tree had given its last. bu
the exercise of those rights. >> however, the obama administration has not outlined any specific steps to punish the libyan regime with which they have wary ties after decades of hostility. instead, u.s. officials say they will join other nations in addressing the crisis at the united nations security council which yesterday condemned the use of force against demonstrators. although gadhafi still has some backing in the capital of tripoli, he continues to see support slipping away. one of his closest associates, his interior minister, announced he was defecting yesterday, encouraging the armed forces there to join the revolt. >>> with the uncertainty in the middle east and north africa, oil prices have soared to their highest levels in more than two years. for more on the impact of gloefbl markets, we get all up in your business with cnbc's steve cedric live in london for us. steve? >> reporter: hi, mike. yeah, it's a bit of a perfect storm for markets. let us not forget where we've come from. we hit multiyear highs. highs since march, 2009, on the s&p and the dow in recent sessions. w
, quote, destruction and sabotage. last night president obama called his french, british, and italian counterparts to discuss the ongoing crisis. according to white house spokesman jay carney, the president expressed deep concern with the use of violence there and discussed ways for the international community to respond. >> there are no options we're taking off the table, but what we're focused on are the option├ž that we can take to affect the situation in the near term. and we would like to see the kind of concerted, broad-based, international action that can compel the libyan government to cease and desist from the kind of actions it's taking against its own people. >> meanwhile, high winds and heavy seas are still affecting efforts to evacuate foreigners from libya. hundreds of people, mostly americans, are still stuck on a ferry awaiting departure from the country due to rough seas. >>> and despite the ongoing unrest in libya, sky rocketing oil prices dropped yesterday for the first time in nine days. for more on how that's affecting global markets, we get all up in your busines
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